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Not as comfortable as everyone says.....
on 23 October 2014
These are my first pair of Birkenstocks and I'm afraid I'm not really a convert. They look cool and have that hipster vibe I was going for but I just don't find them comfortable. They feel really stiff and clumpy on my feet and I've been wearing them at least twice a week for about 6 weeks now and don't feel like they will ever not feel this way. They also rub to blisters if not worn with socks/tights and they are roasting hot, so summer wear would be out of the question entirely. I went for the the size down as suggested, so a UK 5, and glad I did as the UK 6 would have been MASSIVE. I also went for the narrower fit and again, so glad as I did as they actually feel a little wide for me - the regulars would have been ridiculous. I have a high instep so the fact that these shoes support your instep is very good, although I still find them rather flat (I'm more comfortable with a slight (1 inch max) wedge or heel). All in all they're okay, but I am a teensy bit disappointed that they weren't these amazing clouds of joy everyone made them out to be.
As for the service from the seller, don't think it was made clear enough that these are actually coming from Germany. It took the seller a week to dispatch them and then another week for them to arrive, so not the speediest of services all told.